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california and canada. >> it's probably more damage than i've ever seen. >> reporter: joe mauer, a supervisor with southern california edison was part of a wave of utility workers flown in by the military to restore power. in many areas, crews have to go house to house, inspecting fuse boxes and circuit breakers. any damaged ones have to be replaced or risk an explosion. >> mother nature's a lot stronger than anything we can build. the good thing is we can put it back up. >> reporter: what's the hardest thing to look at? >> the whole thing. the whole thing. all of it. >> reporter: smith is one of 150,000 homeowners who have filed a sandy-related insurance claim. she had no flood insurance so her carrier is giving her only $5,000. >> i want my home fixed. i want to be able to live here. i lived here all my life. i don't want to move out. i don't want go someplace strange and start all over. >> reporter: local leaders hope 50 licensed inspectors will go through these neighborhoods tomorrow replacing corroded fuse boxes. fema would pick up the tab. but, scott, no one knows when lights
to those taking to the streets in the california fog. >> no justice, no peace! >> reporter: what was billed as a nationwide protest against the nation's biggest retail employer didn't quite live up to the hype. >> this is huge. i don't care how anybody looks at it. >> reporter: we first met wal-mart employee dan hindman earlier this week. a sales associate in electronics he was once the employee of the month. but today he walked off his job to protest what he says are wal-mart's low wages and high health insurance premiums. so what do you think you're risking by being out here today? >> i'm not worried about the risk. i'm protected. i have a right to stand up for what's right and so does everyone else. >> reporter: it's that "everyone else" that has wal-mart suspicious. the company says few of the demonstrators were actually striking employees but outside people pressuring the company to unionize. >> in many of those locations no wal-mart associates took place. we had roughly the same number of call ins than we had last year. >> reporter: while there were a handful of arrests, wa
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